Applying for a new or renewal License to Carry Firearms or Firearms Identification Card:
All firearms license applications require an appointment so that data may be electronically entered into the Massachusetts Instant Record Check System.
“A State Approved Firearm Safety Course” is required if...
- You are a “first time” applicant (an applicant who has never had a license to carry or FID card before).
- Your LTC or FID was not valid on or after 10/21/98.
- You currently only have an FID and are applying for a LTC.
Check local sporting goods stores and/or “Rod and Gun” clubs for information on these courses.
Once you have read the firearm laws you may email our Firearms Licensing Officer to arrange for an appointment. If you do not have access to email, you may leave a message for the Firearms Licensing Officer by calling (781) 934-5656 ext 1186. Prior to making an appointment please fill out the LTC/FID application below - this will speed up the process.